Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District


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The Mission of the Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is to promote more sustainable resources utilization and protection of natural resources in the County. The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) assists farmers, communities, watershed planners and landowners in developing and implementing conservation and resource management systems and practices including tree sales. The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) also serves as a source for conservation and resource information and provides environmental education for county residents.

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The SWCD Board Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 8:00 AM.  Meetings are held at 2122 Campus Dr. SE, in Conference Room A.  If these dates and times change you will be notified here.

Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board Information

Oronoco Dam Removal and Zumbro River Restoration Project Information

2019 SWCD Tree Sales - Live Now

Order your trees and pay online now. Delivery of trees will be Spring 2019. 


If you do not have internet access, print the order form and bring it to our office at 2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200, Rochester, MN.

2019 Tree Sale Order Form (114 KB)


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Plat Book 2018 Press Release (144 KB)

Tracking and Compliance Buffer Law Initiative with Map (1.11 MB)

2018 Operational Plan (1624 KB) 

Tree and Shrub Descriptions (632 KB)

2017 Outstanding Conservationist (634 KB)

Year in Review 2017 (634 KB)

MN CREP Program Sign Up (212 KB)

MN Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (792 KB)

Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan (128 KB)

Educational Programs (20 KB)

Olmsted County Soil Health Farm Field Day (1.04 KB)

Geographic Information Systems (676 KB)

Precipitation Monitoring Program (12 KB)

RIM and WHIP Programs (28 KB)

Root River 1W1P (152 KB)

State Cost Share Program (164 KB)

Wetland_Conservation_Act (20 KB)


Entrance to Public Works 2122 

Olmsted SWCD is located at:

2122 Campus Drive SE

Suite 200

Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507 328-7070